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Poster: mpsas77 Date: Jun 4, 2009 9:31am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Please stop allowing the sale of pornography on this website?

I wholeheartedly agree.

Imagine any of these organizations --
University of California
Microsoft
Harvard
Google
etc. -- being associated with a website advertising the sale of pornography, unfiltered for children. A letter-writing campaign to CNN would certainly get results. I hope our emails are sufficient.

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Poster: vidmonko Date: Jun 8, 2009 4:43pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Please stop allowing the sale of pornography on this website?

Sounds like a good idea. There's still a good amount of porn on the site, I see. For an educational website that was "founded to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format," it's rather sad and tragic when this smut is able to worm its way in. Porn is extremely addictive, and ruins many lives, relationships, and families. It leads to impotence, emotional and psychological problems and ultimately destroys immortal souls.

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Poster: garthus Date: Jun 9, 2009 6:02am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Please stop allowing the sale of pornography on this website?

To all,

Bandwidth aside (and I dislike those advertisements myself), the idea of the archive was to preserve all knowledge. The only problem with the porn stuff is that it should be isolated into a section and labeled as such. It would be good to retain copies of such materials so that future researchers could see what the causes were for the corruption and degeneration of Amerikan Culture were. Porn is the least of our worries when you consider how badly the educational system in the United States has degenerated. Hiding this stuff or deleting it from historical records will do no-one any good. I feel like Socrates in Athens. The economy is going to hell, the reputation of this once great country is being destroyed by politicians who use killing of people all over the world as a cover for their corrupt and dastardly deeds at home, and what do people talk about, Amerikan idle and other shows of its ilk, pornography, and all of the other crap which is a direct result of the breakdown of our once family oriented culture.

We should all be concentrating on preserving the historical evidence which is out there and rapidly disappearing with each passing minute. This other stuff is just diversions which only waste our time and bandwidth. The solution to this problem will not lie in the Archive censuring even the worst of this crap, it will lie in preserving all historical evidence so future researchers can understand what led us down this road.

Gerry

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